Winterswim 2012/13

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22/12/2012 at 12:56

2 swim sessions this week, pool nearly empty for early swim so was able to set a half decent time for myself.

22/12/2012 at 17:08

Last attempt at 200 on Friday AM - 4 epic thrashes to get under 3:00, missed by seconds every time. Then broke it on the 1st 200 of an easy 400 after giving up as I was getting slower. But as it wasn't technically a 200, I've not recorded it, so 200 time is 3:01.

M...eldy    pirate
22/12/2012 at 19:05

I've noticed that Foz, almost the harder I try to swim quick then the slower I go, if I concentrate on technique and 'power' then I am just as quick if not quicker

I'm sure it all makes sense to people who know what they are talking about !!

25/12/2012 at 21:55

Which I think is why my splits are better on long swims than I can manage straight out! After 15 years of not really doing any training (average annual volume around 10k!)  I've now got my *rse into gear and am banging in multiople sessions per week. Times are getting better as I get stronger and fitter. Hoping to be back down around 23-24 min for 1,500 next year. Which ain't bad for an old 'un! 

Serious start to 2013 run training will be delayed till Mrs F's awesome Christmas cake is finished though.

26/01/2013 at 11:08

Swimming only once a week currently, but finding my pace pretty good at the moment.

26/01/2013 at 12:04

I set my time for 1500m, now gone down with the lurgy, this activity lark is bad for your health.

08/11/2015 at 14:00
Anyone know whatever happened to WinterSwim? It was awesome, and now all I find myself doing is paddling aimlessly......
M...eldy    pirate
08/11/2015 at 14:14

It hasnt been around for a few years now - shame, I enjoyed it too

08/11/2015 at 14:31
Maybe we could start a WinterSwim 2015 thread on the same principles? Though I haven't a faintest what the algorithms were to determine self improvement rates and comparable scores...I'd be working on the value of qualitative feedback, supported by actual figures....
M...eldy    pirate
08/11/2015 at 14:50

me neither ... I think we actually tried that before

I am sure if there were enough people we could set up a similar thread on a CSS basis and use their sets ?

08/11/2015 at 15:49
09/11/2015 at 10:33

Critical Swim Speed

Information here -

Calculator here -

09/11/2015 at 17:28

Hi Algiff this sounds interesting, should give good incentive to improve, not wanting to be the only person not improving. I'm guessing my Base line would be that slow that improvement would be the only option lol.

09/11/2015 at 18:46

Winterswim metamorphosed into Jantastic. That's what happened to Winterswim. 

09/11/2015 at 21:30
Oh. That's really quite different from Winterswim.

Anyone got any views on what a Forum Special Winterswim alternative should be?

First 400m registered by.....30/11?
Distances: 600/800/1200/1600/400 ????
Fortnightly? (Would see final 400 in mid/end Feb)

And point people to CSS... for.... Erm, I haven't worked out how to use that yet!! But yes, that!!
09/11/2015 at 21:31
(But good to know what happened to winterswim!! - thanks!!)
13/11/2015 at 12:41
Whah!!! I took the lack of response as a no! I'll do it now!!!
15/11/2015 at 08:55
(still doing it...)
15/11/2015 at 13:38

Hi JEvans I'm new to the pirates and to triathlon, mainly a cyclist but we'll outta shape, need to shift some weight and get fit so I can hopefully lose my triathlon cherry next year. Having said all that I haven't been in the pool for nearly a year. I like the idea of something like winterswim to give some incentive to get in the pool and improve,,,,,,,so how's this gonna work and will I get a wooden spoon at the end lol

15/11/2015 at 14:49
Hi TN! See Winterswim 2015/16 thread! Hopefully it makes sense?

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